Parents in England are warned of a delay in openings before the new school year starting in September.
School principals continue to push for teens to be tested for coronavirus at the end of summer vacation, which could be a staggered return to school for students to be tested.
Teacher unions have told parents and teachers that this will not be a return to the status quo.
Geoff Barton, general secretary of ASCL, the union of senior executives, said Sunday Times: “If you have nine million children going back to school, after being mixed all summer, you see the need to test them on the spot.
“From a logistical point of view, it will not be difficult.
“We thought we could focus on the education standard and we already have the specter of disruption.”
Moms and dads “can rightly get frustrated,” he added.
Classrooms to move outside?
It comes as schools have been urged to consider moving classrooms outside upon their return in September if five students test positive for Covid-19.
This will be the third year affected by the current global health crisis after the disruption of the years 2019/20 and 2020/21 which saw the abolition of traditional exams.
The suggestion, which appears in a Ministry of Education document, was called “total rigged” by a union calling for “an urgent plan, backed by cast iron investments” to install ventilation equipment in buildings school as soon as possible. .
The document refers to thresholds that can be used by education and childcare facilities to indicate when to seek public health advice if they are concerned.
One of the thresholds is when five children, pupils, students or staff, who are likely to have mixed closely, test positive for Covid-19 within 10 days.
The other is when 10% of children, pupils, students, or staff who are likely to have a close mix test positive within 10 days.
The document states: “When reaching a threshold, educational and childcare institutions should review and strengthen the testing, hygiene and ventilation measures they already have in place. ”
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This notice was published: 2021-08-23 08:57:43